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Once you have chosen a search index, type your search term in the search entry window. You can search for a word sphrase or number; you may use upper or lower case and most search terms do not need punctuation.
Click the "Submit" button to complete your search. From the basic search you can also search the full text of electronic theses in the collection. In the box labeled "Search the full text of electronic theses" simply input the term or terms you wish to look for then click the submit button to complete your search.
Your search will retrieve all of the words you have input.
Make your search more precise by using more than one word e. Advanced Search An advanced search for a bibliographic record allows you to search up to three indexes using the Boolean operators "and", "or" and "not".
Use "and" between search indexes to specify retrieval of documents that have both terms. Use "or" between search indexes to specify retrieval of documents that have either term.
Use "not" between search indexes to specify retrieval of documents that have the first term but not the second. In addition to the search indexes available in the basic search, you may search two additional indexes in the advanced search: Search index Description Degree Example: You must include punctuation in your search however you may use upper or lower case University Example: To limit your search by degree date, select an option from the drop-down list for Degree Date and then type the year in the box using the format YYYY e.
To limit your search by language, select a language from the drop-down list for Language. The default, "Any", searches all languages. From the advanced search you can also choose the full text of electronic theses in the collection.
In the box labeled "Search the full text of electronic theses" input the term or terms you wish to look for. You can select one of the radio buttons to search "all of these words", "at least one of these words" or "the exact phrase".
The default search is "all of these words". Click the submit button to complete your search. Results screen The results screen presents the list of items that your search has returned. You can sort the results by: If you have only found one item, the full record will display immediately.
To view the full text of an electronic thesis click on the PDF icon below the citation. Record display The Theses Portal displays the full record of each item, including name, title, series and publishing information, as well as abstracts where available.
Displaying selections To see the full records for more than one thesis on your results list, click the boxes to the left of the items and then click the "Display Selections" button.
If you select several items, they will display one by one.
Use the "Next" and "Previous" buttons to move from one record to another. Saving selections To create a selections list, or bibliography, from your search results, click the boxes to the left of the items you are interested in and then click on the "Save Selections" button.
You can also add items to your list by clicking the "Save" button on the record display screen. Your Selections screen After you have saved your selections, the Your Selections screen will display your selections list, or bibliography.The past decade has seen slow and steady economic growth across the continent of Africa.
But economist Charles Robertson has a bold thesis: Africa's about to boom. OpenThesis is a free repository of theses, dissertations, and other academic documents, coupled with powerful search, organization, and collaboration tools.
We hope that you will take a moment to upload your theses, dissertations and other publications -- and ask your colleagues to do the same.
The About page of the British Library EThOS service. Search across ,+ theses for free and order full text quickly and easily. Field Code Field Name Syntax Example; ABST: Abstract: ABST("Alzheimer's disease") ADV, ADVISOR, ADVISER: Advisor: ADV("Dave Smith") AU, AUTHOR: Author Last or First Name.
Notice that this sentence contains the first reason presented in the thesis statement. Remember that the thesis statement is a kind of "mapping tool" that helps you organize your ideas, and it helps your reader follow your argument. Authors can now choose to make their scholarly work more widely available through the power of the internet.
With effective search strategies many graduate works can be found on-line.